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September 12, 2007
Manny Ramirez is taking batting practice as we write these words.
He's going through the normal rotation along with David Ortiz and Julio Lugo. While Ramirez is swinging comfortably and mostly spraying the ball around the field, he just lined one shot to the warning track in center field.
An hour ago, Terry Francona said he felt Ramirez is progressing. There is no timetable on the slugger's return from sore oblique muscle in his ribs.
``Until he's pain-free, they have to keep it controlled. he continues to increase his activity daily.''
It's 5:25 now. Manny is warming up. In 10 swings, he hit one ball deep in the Monster Seats, lined a shot into the triangle in center, hit another homer to the left-center seats and lined shots all over the park.
Now it's 5:29. Ramirez just ended the Red Sox batting practice with a Monster shot that went halfway up the wall behind the center-field bleachers.
Looks ready to me.
Posted by Kevin at 5:12 PM | Permalink